gam (3810) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tan head dark brown pour near black medium strong carbonation aromas lovely coffee touch vanilla cocoa chocolate rich liquorice the flavours dark rich chocolate roasted coffee cocoa liquorice mild to medium bitter grassy note the finish rich and roasted tastes good sweetness a smooth good bodied stout one to enjoy
AdiBeer (2567) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chocolate, cacao, caramel, light facto and roasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, dry cacao, milk chocolate, toasted malts, light coffee, bitters intensify, dry finish. Overall: nice Stout with good chocolate flavours, the best Shepherd Neame Iíve had so far. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Mercator Rudnik Ljubljana. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, chicory, some caramel and quite bitter hops that shows up in the finish. Very good stout.
Martin243 (969) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle served cool at home in a shaker. Black with a tan head. Rusty chocolate aroma, mocha flavour, black cherry, burnt toast, clinker. Creamy mouth feel long finish. Lovely.
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Lovely bitter chocolate and coffee finish, sweet aroma, really good stuff.
hawthorne00 (3162) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 [10/15] Bottle. dark brown with a beige head. Roasty and slightly smoky aroma with coffee and licorice. Smooth, low carbonation. Sweet with creamy coffee, molasses, roasted malt, ash, licorice. Dry, peppery and moderately bitter at the end. Flavours are just OK really but itís harmonious and slips down nicely. [3.4]
Sometimes when you buy another and look forward to drinking it itís a mistake and sometimes itís a sign that you rated it too low.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Sivukirjasto. Rated on 2.10.2015
Aroma has tobacco, ash, coffee and licorice. Flavour has coffee, tobacco, licorice, ash. I like the dryness here Ė and this is not too high on toffee typical to English ales.
Jado (716) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle. Solid black body topped by a cream coloured head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cherry, coffee and raisins. Taste is cherry and raisins up front before a coffee bean and cocoa bitterness sweeps through. Long chocolatey but very dry finish with a fruity aftertaste. Good.
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Gustus, Motala
Dark brown with a large, beige head.
Dark, milky chocolate in the aroma.
Chocolate and coffee in the flavour.
dchad56 (236) - - OCT 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - dense dark with creamy beige head. Musty coffee - licorice aroma. Ting on tongue - dry smokey finish, stale coffee, chocolate tasting. Better aroma than taste and feel.